Photonics Society Workshop – Advances in Interferometry Workshop

April 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
3 Forbes Rd
Lexington, MA 02421

IEEE Photonics Society

Advances in Interferometry Workshop

Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2018, 7:00–9:30 PM

Located at MIT Lincoln Laboratory – 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA, 02420, USA

This workshop will feature talks on different aspects of interferometry from the latest advances in optical interferometry to recent advances in atomic de Broglie interferometry. For complete coverage – talks are included on optical interferometry, such as developing the precision and stability necessary for instrumenting the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory,which recently won the Nobel Prize in Physics for detecting the gravitational radiation of colliding neutron stars; health based bio-medical interferometry; ground based seismic wave interferometry; and radio astronomy interferometry. Amazing advances in Atomic Interferometry are examined, which is a technique that underlies a large number of recent precision measurements, exploiting the fact that matter, like light, exhibits wave-like properties. In atom interferometry, atoms laser-cooled to millionths of a degree above absolute zero, are driven into quantum superpositions by pulses of laser light. By manipulating the state of the atoms using lasers to steer the matter waves’ paths and recombine the matter waves at the end of the experiment, the energy and couplings along the atoms’ path and their interaction with the light pulses serve to determine the phase shift between matter waves across the two arms of the interferometer, identical to the way optical and radio interferometers work. Since atoms have mass, atom interferometers can be used to measure gravitational effects, and fundamental constants such as the gravitational constant and the fine structure constant.

This workshop will bring together leading experts in the field to discuss the latest research in interferometry and their future technological applications. This workshop also aims to foster communication and collaboration through networking among the individual engineers and researchers attending. Learn more about the rapid advances in interferometry directly from the foremost researchers in the different specialties involved, by registering for and attending this workshop.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Developing the Precision and Stability Necessary for Instrumenting LIGO Dr. Peter K. Fritschel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kavli Institute, Cambridge, MA Imaging the Invisible Dr. Katie Bouman, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Quantum Interferometry in the Presence of Gravity Dr. Igor Pikovski, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA An Interferometric Reflectance Bio Imaging Sensor Prof. M. Selim Ünlü, Boston University, Boston, MA

Wednesday April 18, 2018: Prospects for Precise Measurements with Echo Atom Interferometry Prof. Anatharaman Kumarakrishnan, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Resonant Microphotonic Gyroscope Dr. Andrey Matsko, OEWaves, Pasadena, CA

Wednesday April 25, 2018: More Power to Atom Interferometry Prof. Alexander D. Cronin, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Quantum Sensors Based on Interferometry Prof. Alexander V. Sergienko, Boston University, Boston, MA

Wednesday May 2, 2018: Ramsey-Bordé Interferometer for Electrons Prof. Karl-Peter Marzlin, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Quantum Hall Interferometry Prof. Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Advance registration and fee required (Open to all IEEE members as well as non-members) $75/$85 (IEEE Member/Non-Member) early registration fee for ten 1-hour talks over five nights; cost includes coffee and cookies each night, as well as downloadable copies of speakers slides. Early registration deadline March 31 st , 2018. Post deadline fee $85/$95 (IEEE Member/Non-Member).

Registration form, abstracts, speaker’s bios at: For more information contact: 1) Farhad Hakimi, (, Advances in Interferometry Workshop Co-Chair 2) Bill Nelson, (, Advances in Interferometry Workshop Co-Chair